Find a rewarding career working with children at the American Family Children’s Hospital.
We are seeking a Child Life Assistant to:
Plan, facilitate, and evaluate activities for the playroom and at bedside to support developmental age appropriate play.
Support Child Life Specialists in attaining goals and objectives for individual children and families.
Provide ongoing supervision in playrooms, supporting volunteer involvement by providing assistance in building relationships with patients and encouraging participation in planned activities.
Be responsible for and maintain a clean and safe playroom, including toys, books and other supplies and materials in accordance with safety and infection control policies
Assesses inventory of supplies, restock, and order supplies as needed and evidenced by appropriate supply level.
Assist with coordinating, planning, and facilitating special events, visitors and groups, planning monthly calendar of activities with team.
Assist with item donations including pick up, organization and knowledge of inventory.
Minimum - High School Diploma or equivalent
Preferred - One (1) year college coursework related to this field or associate degree from a community college.
Minimum - Two (2) years of previous experience working with children in the health care setting or children in individual and group settings.
Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum - CPR certification or attain certification within three months of hire.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Demonstrates commitment to family centered care philosophy and the mission and vision of UWHC and AFCH
Requires background knowledge in child growth and development.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with patients, families, and staff.
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Hours will be determined based on the operational needs of the department.
American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin—also a Magnet®-designated facility—provides specialized care in a healing environment designed especially for pediatric patients and their families. American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties, with nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields. It is also home to our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center and Level IV NICU, which cares for the tiniest patients throughout Wisconsin and beyond.
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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.